Do you want a beautiful smile that lasts? Bella Vista Smiles offers comprehensive care for all your needs, from preventive dentistry to periodontal maintenance in Lincoln, California. Our experienced staff will ensure you receive the best quality service possible in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
During maintenance appointments, our highly trained hygienists can identify any issues with your teeth and gums that may indicate a more severe problem. They are specially certified to clean areas of the mouth that can often be missed during brushing and flossing. This cleaning helps remove plaque and tartar build-up, which helps avoid tooth decay and gum disease.
Professional periodontal cleaning is the most effective way to maintain your oral health and help you keep your teeth for life! When you come to Bella Vista Smiles, we will help you achieve those perfect teeth that make you want to smile! We know how important it is to have a healthy set of teeth, so our goal is to provide state-of-the-art treatment with an extra dose of warmth and kindness.
What Can Happen if You Don’t Treat Gum Disease
Gum disease is a severe condition, but luckily, you can take steps to prevent it. By ignoring gum disease and disregarding its treatment, severe problems can occur. Unfortunately, some people decide not to take the steps needed to treat gum disease when first diagnosed.
Advanced gum disease leads to accelerated tooth loss and numerous other adverse effects on overall health. Without proper care, the gums become inflamed and infected, leading to even more extensive damage, such as periodontal pockets where bacteria attack the jawbone and teeth fall out. Therefore, we urge everyone to heed early warning signs and take every precaution needed in treating gum disease.
Gum Health Maintenance
Did you know it only takes twenty-four hours for plaque not removed from your teeth to turn into calculus (tartar)? Daily home cleaning helps control plaque and tartar formation, but those hard-to-reach areas always need special attention.
Visiting us for periodontal maintenance allows our team to catch any signs of trouble before they become more serious. Our straightforward process ensures that your teeth and gums receive a thorough clean. We start by carefully examining the gums and checking for signs of inflammation. You may experience some discomfort during this examination but fear not, as we use numbing agents to minimize any pain.
After our examination, we will use a unique scaling tool to clean away plaque build-up from the surface of each tooth. Finally, we’ll polish the teeth with a prophy paste and floss them – ensuring the best results between routine checkups.
Once we complete your periodontal treatment, Dr. Khorana and her team will recommend that you have regular maintenance cleanings. As a preventative measure, we recommend you come in every three to six months or around four times yearly for periodontal maintenance. We will carefully check the pocket depths and plaque/calculus levels at these cleaning appointments to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy.
What Else to Expect at Your Appointment
In addition to your periodontal cleaning and evaluation, your appointment will usually include the following:
- Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): Essential for detecting decay, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
- Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
- Examination of tooth decay: Check all tooth surfaces for decay.
- Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, cheek tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
- Oral hygiene recommendations: Review and recommend oral hygiene aids as needed. (Electric toothbrushes, special periodontal brushes, fluorides, rinses, etc.)
- Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Lincoln Periodontal Maintenance
Good oral hygiene practices and periodontal cleanings are essential in maintaining dental health and controlling periodontal disease! Our goal here is always to provide gentle care and ensure you leave with a smile! Reach out to us today, and we’ll get you set up with a consultation.